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Feb 7, 2011
Aug 19, 2010
Sep 9, 2010
Mar 7, 2010
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
SLR-style mirrorless
 
4272 x 2848
4608 x 3072
4288 x 2848
4000 x 3000
3088 x 2056, 2256 x 1504, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
3456 x 2304, 2304 x 1536
3936 x 2624, 3072 x 2048, 1728 x 1152
4000 x 3000,4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1504 x 1504
3:2
3:2
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
12 megapixels
14 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels
13 megapixels
15 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels
APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm)
APS-C (23.1 x 15.4 mm)
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Expeed 2
Prime II
Venus Engine HD II
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (12800 with boost)
Auto, 200 to 12800 in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps (100 to 25600 extended)
Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
 
 
100
 
 
12800
25600
 
6
12
10
5
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (2)
No
No
Sensor-shift
Optical
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Good, Better, Best
Fine, Standard
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
No
No
No
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
11
11
 
Canon EF/EF-S
Nikon F
Pentax KAF2
Micro Four Thirds
1.6×
1.5×
1.5×
2×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fully articulated
2.7
3
3
3
230,000
230,000
921,000
460,000
No
No
No
Yes
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD monitor
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Electronic
95%
95%
96%
100%
0.8×
0.8×
0.85×
1.1×
 
 
 
1,440,000
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
60 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/6000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
9.20 m
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
11.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
3.0 fps
3.0 fps
6.0 fps
2.6 fps
Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
Yes
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
±1.5 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
Yes (3 images at -/+ 3 steps)
No
No
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
H.264, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4
Motion JPEG
AVCHD Lite, Motion JPEG
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Stereo
 
None
 
None
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
None
No
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (Mini Type C)
No
Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
Yes (E3 connector)
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional IR)
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
 
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion D-LI109 rechargeable battery & charger or optional AA with adapter
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
700
 
470
 
495 g (1.09 lb / 17.46 oz)
505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
598 g (1.32 lb / 21.09 oz)
428 g (0.94 lb / 15.10 oz)
130 x 100 x 78 mm (5.12 x 3.94 x 3.07)
124 x 96 x 75 mm (4.88 x 3.78 x 2.95)
125 x 97 x 68 mm (4.92 x 3.82 x 2.68)
124 x 84 x 74 mm (4.88 x 3.31 x 2.91)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
 
Yes
No
None
Optional
Optional
None
 
GP-1
O-GPS1